I inadvertently switched on the On-Screen Keyboard when I resumed the Windows Vista PC from its sleep / hibernation mode. Somehow the sleep / hibernation mode disabled my Dell Vostro 200 USB keyboard whenever I resumed from it (this makes another minus point for using sleep / hibernation mode). I had to switch on the On-Screen Keyboard to key in my password to access my PC. However after enabling it, every time I start up my PC, the On-Screen Keyboard would start up too. How irritating. There is no settings on the On-Screen Keyboard to switch it off. The only way to do it was from the Ease of Access Center. Here’s how to go about.
From All Programs – Goto Accessories – Goto Ease of Access
Start the “Ease of Access Center”
Under the Explore All Settings
Click the “Use the computer without a mouse or keyboard”
Uncheck the “Use On-Screen Keyboard”
On the left pane labelled Task
Click on “Change Administrative Settings”
Check the “Apply all settings to the logon desktop”
Yep, that should do it.